Larry Brown (basketball)

American basketball coach

Lawrence Harvey Brown (born September 14, 1940) is an American basketball coach and player. He was born in New York City. He is an assistant coach of the Memphis Tigers.

Larry Brown in 2014

Brown played for the Denver Rockets between 1971 until 1972. He coached the San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers and the New Jersey Nets.

Brown is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004). He won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1964.[1]

Brown was honored in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27, 2002.


  1. "Lawrence "Larry" Brown". Retrieved January 10, 2011.

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